A/N Thank you to all who have reviewed so far, here is the next chapter. I am sorry this is later than I expected to put it up but I havent been very well since Thursday! Anyway HERE IS CHAPTER 3
"Come on kids let's get changed then we will drive to the hospital."I said. Jake rushed upstairs and into his bedroom, Karen followed directly behind him and Ben wandered up slower than the others. I went and got changed and when I came back downstairs Jake and Karen were already changed and sitting on the couch in the living room "Come on Ben, HURRY UP!" I heard his thudding footsteps coming down the stairs. As soon as he reached the hall Jake ran outside and we all followed behind, I locked the door and unlocked the car. We all piled in and I drove to the hospital that we normally take Ben to.
The whole way to the hospital I was worried sick about Georgia, I should've known something was up when I saw that bruise on her wrist, why didn't I talk to my parents about it, I could've prevented this. In the car I could tell that Karen was near to tears, she was worried too. When we finally reached the hospital the four of us rushed into the waiting room to see Mum sitting anxiously on one of the uncomfortable chairs "Any news?" I asked.
"The doctor said that she will probably be fine, they have strapped her ankle and she has hypothermia" I must have looked worried because she continued with "Which isn't serious, so they are doing a final check and they are going to put her on a drip in a private room then we should be able to see her."
"So is she going to be okay?" Karen asked.
"Yes, we should be able to see her soon." Mum replied. Just then the doctor came into the waiting room.
"Georgia Jenna Martin?" he asked, though I don't know why he did because we were the only people in the waiting room. All five of us rushed to him "Whoa okay, she is going to be fine we have strapped up her ankle and put her on a drip for the hypothermia. I'm afraid only three people at a time are allowed to see her." He said.
"Right so, Sue you, Karen and Jake go and see her and I will wait out here with Ben" Dad said. So Karen, Mum and I followed the doctor into Georgia's room.
When I woke up all I saw was white, then my eyes focused and I saw three figures sitting by my bed, which by the way was also very white. "Where am I?" I asked.
"You are in hospital; do you know who we are?" The tallest figure said. My eyes began to get used to the bright lights and I saw Sue, Jake and Karen by my bed.
"Yes, you are Karen," I continued, pointing at Karen who smiled "you're Jake and you're Sue." I finished, pointing at them in succession. They both smiled.
"Have they got my Dad?" I asked Sue.
"Not quite yet, the police said that they went to your house, they found your Mother's body but he is missing."She replied. I started to cry.
"What if he comes after me" I said sobbing. I don't think Karen quite understood what was going on but she climbed onto my bed and gave me a hug all the same, luckily she avoided my broken ankle. "Thanks Karen, I feel better now." She got off my bed with a look of satisfactory on her face.
"I'm sure he won't come after you." Sue said.
"Well where am I going to stay once I get out of this place?" I was starting to get stressed and Sue could tell.
"I think you better get some rest now, we can talk about your options later." Sue suggested.
"Okay. I guess I will see you later then." I yawned.
"Yeah. Definitely!" Jake smiled at me and I smiled back before falling back asleep.
We walked out of Georgia's room and out into the waiting room. Dad and Ben came up to us and asked Mum "Is she okay?"
Mum replied "Yes she is going to be fine, but she has nowhere to go."
"Couldn't she stay with us?" Karen asked and for once Ben and I agreed with her.
"Yeah, Mum we have a spare room!" I pleaded.
"I will go and ask one of the doctors about the legal options." Dad said and he walked off to the reception desk. It was a tiring wait for Dad to come back and by the time he did Karen and Ben were asleep and Mum and I were almost asleep but we both woke up as soon as he reached us. "Well apparently as long as we contact Social Services she should be able to live with us!" This was great news I couldn't wait to tell Georgia.
"Can we go and see if Georgia is awake and tell her?" I asked.
I'm sure that would be great." Mum said. This time all of us went when we got to Georgia's room, we found her sitting up watching TV.
"Hey!" She said a lot more awake than before.
"We have some great news for you." Karen said. She turned the TV off and looked over at the five of us.
"You can live with us!" I said. The look on her face was priceless, she was so happy I thought she was going to burst.
"That is so great! When do I get out of here?" She asked, still beaming.
"Well when I was at reception they said you would be released in a couple of days." My Dad said.
"Phew, I don't have to be blinded by white for much longer then!" She joked. We all laughed quietly, we all stayed with Georgia chatting and laughing until the nurses chucked us out saying that Georgia needed rest. We were all exhausted as it was now about seven in the morning and we had been up since around midnight. We all headed back in our car. When we got home we all collapsed in our beds, exhausted.
Over the next couple of days the Brockman's kept visiting me and when the day finally came when I could leave Sue came to pick me up and after sorting out all the paper work we got into her car and I was suddenly headed into my new, Dad-free life. Sue and I chatted on the way home; she said that the police had dropped off some of my stuff, clothes and the like. Sue was similar but different compared to my Mum, she was very caring but she wasn't shy and she had a lot of confidence. It wasn't that long of a drive to my new home. It was now official because Sue and Pete had talked to Social Services and I was allowed to live with them. When we got home Sue took me to my new room, it was quite small and was the only place in the house that didn't look like it had been hit with a bomb, not for long though. When I had packed some of the things the police had dropped off, which included my iPod (THANK GOD), tea was ready. Jake came up to get me and we headed back down to the kitchen.
"What have we got?" I asked Sue.
"Fish and chips!" She replied, smiling.
"Great, my favourite." I said. Pete called for Ben and Karen and they came running. Ben, Karen and I sat along the bench against the wall, Jake sat in the chair next to me at the end of the table, Sue and Pete sat opposite me and Karen and Ben. It was one of the best fish and chips I had had for a long time. When everyone was finished I stood up, walked over to the bin, scraped the remainder of my meal in it, put the dish in the sink and went and sat back down, they were all staring at me with open mouths."What?" I asked innocently.
"You cleared up?" Sue said, shocked.
"Yeah, I did, is that a problem?" I questioned.
"It isn't a problem it is just a rarity in this house." She said. So that is why they were all staring at me, this obviously was always left for Sue to clean up. Jake, Karen, Ben and I got down from the table and went through to the living room, before going through the door I told Pete and Sue "Thank you so much for letting me stay with you! I don't know what I would do without you!" Then I went through the door leaving Pete and Sue looking astonished at my politeness.
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